As for the DE thing I don't know exactly how to interpret their interest in Mercilus. It could be he's their guy or it could be they're looking hard to see if he's a better pick than another. Last year Lovie went to NC to check out Marvin Austin and we ended up taking Paea instead. Could be the same this year. Maybe a little deception on the Bears part to throw other teams a curve?
I think if we take a DE it may well come down to one of those two. I don't think Jeffery will fall all that far but I don't think anyone see him anywhere near the first round anymore. Floyd and Hill have really shot up the boards since the Combine as have some of the second tier guys like Jones and Toon and it's pushed Jeffery back down from what I can tell.